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Sophie- Queen Titania Inspired floral boho chignon, soft makeup

Brides, Church

Sophie wanted a wedding hair and make up look that was a little ‘Titania’ from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ but wanted to look modern and sophisticated at the same time to match her Charlie Brear gown. Being a pregnant Bride, she wanted to feel comfortable but not too Mumsy.     We played with some braids and a heavier smokey …

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Jo- Subtle smokey eyes, plaits and blow dries

Asian, Brides, Church, City Leave a Comment

My beautiful, amazingly nerdy, writer, Jo contacted me about her black tie wedding as she loved my natural make up and hair style. Jo and I Skype called last year after a recommendation from her amazing wedding planner Yana of Peach Perfect Weddings. We instantly hit it off, discussing respective cultures and traditions, literature and weather- she lives in Texas!   …

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Kat- Natural skin, cat flicks and bright pink lipstick

Boho, Brides, City

Kat and I met on a VERY chilly January morning at Carluccios in the city. We talked about her past experiences with make up and hair styling- she wasn’t particularly enthralled with either of the previous given looks, and wanted a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that would help her reflect her personality, from both before and during motherhood. …

Lucy- Luxe Boho country bride, copper smokey eye

Boho, Brides, Country

Kylie, thank you so much for Saturday! I’ve just had the greatest weekend of my life! You were great and everyone looked beautiful. It was so nice having you with us getting ready in the morning, OH and the pool party the next day went well!   This urban cool human being, Lucy, contacted me wanting a cool, rocky, bohemian …

Kate- Subtle gold eyes, bright red lip and flawless skin

Brides, Country, Vintage

  Kylie was the calm, down-to-earth, fabulously talented professional you want and need on the morning of your wedding! Right from the start, she was fantastic – reassuring, encouraging and she really does her research…creating a mood board so that you just know everything is going to be wonderful. Not only that, she worked her magic on my Mum (who …

Helen- Ethereal skin, natural lips and a twisted up do

Brides, City

  Hi lovely, I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for Saturday. You did an absolutely amazing job with us all, and we had lots and lots of comments on how beautiful everyone was  You were such a welcome calming influence while we were getting ready – I had a brilliant time. I hope you had a good drive …

A Vintage inspired Orleans House Bride wearing Candy Anthony

Sophie- Victory roll inspired hair and natural makeup

Brides, City, Vintage

  Kylie, Thanks for doing such an incredible job on my hair and make-up yesterday. I felt a million dollars: super confident, glam and vintage but also natural, daytime and very recognisably myself: not an easy thing to achieve!! Both hair & make-up stayed perfect all day and I couldn’t be happier with how it looked. Your presence in the morning …

Natural make up and waved hair for a Halfpenny London Bride.

Rachel- Tousled waves, glitter flicks and plaits

Boho, Brides, Church

Rachel got in touch with me via a recommendation from her wonderful photographer Kat Hill. We chatted over Skype about her gorgeous Halfpenny wedding dress which was being handmade in London and the idea of tousled waves and GLITTER. This was music to my ears.     There’s always room for little ones! I calmed down Rachel’s nieces fly aways …

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Connie- Vintage inspired flicks and red lips

Brides, City, Vintage

Connie and I met in the city for a lovely cold prosecco and Pret leftovers! We spoke about all things wedding and talked about the epic continent hopping honeymoon Connie and her beau had planned. I loved that Connie talked very enthusiastically about having a bold matte red lip and false lashes- my kinda Bride!     To echo the …

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Brides- Luxe Cafe Royal wedding inspiration

Brides, Church, City, Country, Vintage

    Photography: Catherine Gratwicke Make Up and Facial Male Grooming: Kylie McMichael using Bobbi Brown Make Up and Grooming Assistant: Raine Telles Photographic Assistant: James Deacon Creative Director: Elizabeth Edwards at Conde Nast Lifestyle and Fashion Stylist: Lucinda Turner at Conde Nast Lifestyle Assistant: Jessie Roseblade at Conde Nast Hair Styling: Imran Chowdray   Photographed on location at Hotel …

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Louise- Vintage inspired hair and illuminating make up

Brides, City, Vintage

Louise got married last Winter to her beau at The Town Hall Hotel in East London. Pre wedding we met in town and chatted about her love for mixing a glamorous vintage wedding make up look with modern elegance.     We experimented during her trial with a modern deconstructed marcel wave and a full on 1920’s headpiece. Louise decided …

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Dani- Natural pinks and golds, simple hair chignon

Boho, Brides, Church, City

My beautiful South American soul, Dani. Dani got in contact with me via a lovely recommendation from Cecilia Di Vita at Heart Aflutter Bridal which is where she got her gorgeous dress from! We met over beers at The Archduke in Waterloo to discuss what she wanted from me for her day. Like most of my clients, Dani never wore …

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Kirsty- Delicate Edwardian inspired make up and hair

Brides, City

Kirsty wanted super glowy, clear skin and delicate eye make up to go with her beautiful Charlie Brear gown. During her wedding hair and make up trial we had a play with Edwardian style half up half down, and a low Edwardian style bun. Kirsty decided she didn’t want that at all and we ended up completing the look with …

Abi- Twisted curly up do and neutral eye tones

Brides, Church, City, Vintage

  Abigail got in touch looking for a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist that wasn’t too stuffy but that was going to help transform her usual day look into something completely glam to match her Jenny Packham dress and headpiece.     After a trial run of a red lip and loose set marcel waves to emphasis her gorgeous …

Haniah- Gold smokey eye and subtle Sixties waves

Asian, Brides, City

Oh, Haniah. My gorgeous, gorgeous Haniah. Where do I start? Our meeting was the 5th floor of Harvey Nicks and a little hasty! I also had to wrap my head around 4 days of wedding shooting; two mixed faith ceremonies, one western party and one single faith get together ( not pictured for religious reasons but you can find the …

Heather- Warm antique gold eyes and twisted boho chignon

Boho, Brides, City

When your mutual wedding photographer calls you ‘a legend’ to her clients, it’s always a delight when they get in touch! Heather dropped me an email via our mutual photographer Laura of LM Weddings, wanting a modern, bronzed and edgy do for her day. We met in Covent Garden for fizz as she discussed what she and didn’t want. Previous times …

Laura- Soft eyeliner and Mother of the Bride make up

Brides, City

  Laura and her beau got married during Gay Pride! It absolutely chucked it down but they managed to get outside for some glorious photos with the party goers. So much love! I was entrusted with natural enhancing make up for her and her beautiful Mumma.     Laura was after a peachy complexion to compliment her freckles. Something simple and …

Emma- Waterproof up do and bronzed pool-proof makeup

Boho, Brides, City

I absolutely LOVED this family. I generally love all ladies I get to work with and their loved ones, but these guys? They were special. When Emma first sent me her emails, I imagined a quintessential English Rose. What I got was the funkiest  Asian fusion chicka with a name that came from her Mother’s love of English literature. This …

I got married too!- Red lips, bronzed skin and a curly crop

Brides

  One of the reasons I haven’t been around lately is because I went and got married myself! Here is a little taster, courtesy of that Laura McCluskey, again 😉   “In the run up to the wedding, we got asked a lot if we had a ‘theme’. We didn’t in truth – we’re not very colour coordinated people, nor …

Leyla- Jessica Rabbit Vintage Hair and red lips

Brides

Leyla and I had worked together before. On one of my first ever films as a Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist. We kept in touch and a few years later an email popped into my Inbox asking if I could do the Make Up for her and her bridal party. Whooppee! She was after a Jessica Rabbit look and …

Claire- Romantic ballerina inspired bridal make up in Soho

Brides

Claire married Saladin in August 2013. They were married at Marylebone Town Hall, drank and ate at The Union Club in Soho and stayed in the gorgeous Soho Hotel post reception.     Claire wanted a pretty, elegant and romantic look for the day. We teamed a peachy fresh eye and cheek with a super vibrant fuchsia lip and some …

Judi- Defined eyes, false lashes and peach tones

Boho, Brides, Church

Judi came to me as she wanted a glamorous yet natural flutter of lashes and a peachy fresh complexion to go with her drop dead gorgeous Jenny Packham Aspen gown.   I was also put in charge of beautifying Judi’s Sister and Mum.     All Make Up: Kylie McMichael Photography: Caro Hutchings Dress: Jenny Packham, Aspen   SaveSave SaveSave

Polly- A healthy glowing complexion and slick bobbed hair

Brides, Church

Like pretty much all of my Brides, Polly came to me because she didn’t want to look too ‘done’. Fitting in Polly’s trials between her living in Singapore and popping home to Kent for fittings was surprisingly convenient. After trying some slightly gothic and ethereal looks we headed in a completely different direction and chose something healthy and bronzed, making …

Martina- Radiant summer make up and an up do with volume

Boho, Brides, Church, Country

A low key look with a nice bright lip was requested from the now Mrs Silcock.  She had the most beautiful wedding dress and wanted to show it off and let it speak for itself. And that is what she got.     Martina was quite keen to try her hair pinned up and away from her face on her …